How do I add color to my living room?


Hi! I want to add color to my living room, but need some guidance. I have pale yellow walls, a grey leather sofa and loveseat and white fireplace. I was considering adding the attached recliner and working around the colors in it, mainly coral and sage or blues. I need an area rug, window valances, throw pillows and a coffee and end table. I plan on having black and white canvas pictures on the walls. Any advice would be appreciated!

q living room color decorating ideas
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  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Dec 18, 2018

    I would use a teal accent and add it to valences and maybe some coral

  • on Dec 18, 2018

    With that chair I would keep the rug and valances neutral. I love the sage in there for an accent color. Very pretty!

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Dec 18, 2018

    Lisa: I would go with some soft sage colors. (One might get tired of corals... maybe a couple of pops with pillows would be nice.) Sage valances and area rug... so calming -- especially with your black and white wall art.

  • Christierei Christierei on Dec 18, 2018

    With yellow walls, I would use ivory or white on the valance. You could add a ribbon or stripe of color. Plus, an ivory or white throw on the grey sofa. The chair has so many beautiful colors in it !

  • Susan Frye Susan Frye on Dec 18, 2018

    If you really want to go bolder use some deep, rich blues. Maybe pillows with the stripe and solid valances. It really depends on the feel of the room you're looking for. If you want the brightness of the coral I would definitely make that something like pillows that can be changed easily. I love the sage in it too so you could do sage and blue valances with blue pillows. I think that would do best with the grey sofa. If you want the room softer just soften the colors to the level you want.

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Dec 18, 2018

    I love the bold print and texture of the chair but if you go with it, I'd kill the yellow walls! I'd also not use too much coral or it could end up being rather old-school Palm Beach lol! I would pull out the sage and gray, along with bright white trim.